College Track: 2019 Social Mobility Report 2019 Social Mobility Report | Page 23

College Track ’ s growing alumni network puts us in a strong position to examine the relationship between college and career as well as the levers to achieving upward social mobility in 21st century America . This year ’ s research re-affirms our belief that a four-year college degree paves the way to a life of opportunity and agency . Our graduates ’ income levels are on par with that of Bachelor ’ s degree holders nationwide and they experience high measures of choice , including where to work , how to align that work to long-term career goals , and whether to continue graduate studies .
One of the key lessons we took away from our investigation is that how one goes to college matters as much as where one goes to college . And we captured some of the critical behaviors that all college students can implement , such as monitoring loan thresholds , linking majors to particular career plans , and getting involved on campus , to be successful .
Our relentless pursuit of what it takes to achieve equity in America will be evidence-based . We will continue to survey our alumni yearly and adapt our model as their number grows to over 1,600 by 2024 across California , Louisiana , Colorado , and the D . C . Metro Area .
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